MNA: Medication Nursing Assistant in Bedford, NH at Benchmark Senior Living

Date Posted: 2/1/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

 Would you like to come work for an amazing community and with a Fun/Dedicated Team?? Come join us at Bedford Falls!!

We are seeking caring and compassionate Medication Nursing Assistants(MNA). As MNA you will administer/assist with approved medications under the supervision of a nurse. 

PRINCIPLE DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

 

  • Communicates questions, concerns, and/or discrepancies related to medication administration/assistance to Resident Care Director/Resident Care Nurse (RCD/RCN)
  • Communicates any significant change of mental or physical status of resident to RCD/RCN.
  • Documents administration/assistance on Medication Observation Record (MOR).
  • Documents/ notifies RCD/RCN of administration/assistance of PRN meds
  • Responsible for documentation on PRN meds and affect, as allowed per state regulations.
  • Recognizes and can assist in the prevention of elder abuse, neglect, and exploitation
  • Demonstrates proficiency at reading and understanding a Resident Care Service Plan or assignment (e.g., ADLs and introductory visits)
  • Checks all med books and ensures that meds have been given, treatments completed, and all initials are complete as state regulations permit
  • Acts as lead in an emergency (e.g., elopement, fire, disaster, etc.)
  • Follows Infection Control protocol

 

  • Able to properly and safely set up and administer/assist with medications as allowed by State Regulations.
  • Able to properly chart medications administered/ assisted and immediately report to the nurse those medications not administered/ assisted for any reason.
  • Answers emergency calls and attends to residents’ needs promptly
  • Responsible for maintaining adequate supply of meds (ordering and reordering)
  • Responsible for documentation of med administration/ assistance on MOR

Job Requirements

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE/LICENSURE- CERTIFICATION

  • Must complete a state approved training course in medication administration and receive a certificate of satisfactory successful completion. Must retain NH license as applicable by state regulation. Must also attend the Benchmark Medication Aide training program.
  • Must demonstrate competency in accordance with the state-approved protocol in drug administration/ assistance.
  • Successfully complete Medication Aide competency review (as supervised by RCD / RCN) 
  • Must have current certification as a nursing assistant or have successfully completed the certified home health aide or homemaker/personal care homemaker training program.
  • High School education preferred
  • CPR certification required or ability to obtain within six months of hire
  • Physically able to move at least 50 lbs. without assistance